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Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide January 2018

Healthy Food Guide is a monthly magazine that makes it easy for anyone to make healthy eating choices. Every issue contains practical advice from expert dieticians and nutritionists, dozens of tips and ideas to help consumers and those with special diets choose the right products at the supermarket. Plus a month’s worth of healthy recipes, all with a complete nutritional analysis showing kilojoules, fat, protein, carbohydrate, sodium and more.

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Does anyone else feel that 2017 was an absolute whirlwind? It was a big year for me, both professionally and personally, and to top it all off, I recently got engaged! Safe to say 2017 has been a good one. But, there’s something very satisfying about turning the calendar over to a new year — a fresh start! If, like many HFG readers, your goal is to make 2018 your healthiest year yet, you’ve come to the right place. This month, we ask some of the leading nutrition experts their top tips and tricks to eating well on holidays (p28). I think you’ll be pleased to hear it’s not all soda water and carrot sticks! And, if you’d like to give your pantry a fresh makeover this year, turn to page…

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what australian healthy food guide can do for you!

Healthy Food Guide (HFG) magazine is your complete guide to healthy eating. Our recipes use easy-to-find, affordable ingredients. Cook with HFG, and you’ll always enjoy a nutritious meal. You can trust our advice. All our health information is supported by solid scientific evidence, not media fanfare. We smooth out any confusion caused by ‘pseudoscientists’. We give unbiased opinions and are not affiliated with any food manufacturers. All branded food in HFG has been approved by our dietitians. Advertisers cannot influence editorial content. Dietitians review all our articles so that they’re always accurate and up-to-date. We also publish our references in the magazine and online at healthyfoodguide.com.au Every recipe in Healthy Food Guide is healthy Our recipe writers work with qualified dietitians to develop all our meals. A nutritional analysis is provided for every recipe. We…

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win a lodge cast iron dutch oven

Share your news, views and snapshots of HFG recipes and you could be in the draw to win a Lodge Cast Iron 7 Quart Dutch Oven. The oven is the perfect summer addition to any campfire or kitchen. Able to handle the heat, it works well on all cooking surfaces, comes pre-seasoned and ready to use, and is brutally tough! Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au and click WIN, or send to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590 * Congratulations to Sheila Elliott — our winner this month — who wins a PackIt Freezable Bag pack & Biome voucher ($180). Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

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your say

Kicking goals! Many, many thanks for the 2-week ‘Kick-start weight-loss meal plan’ (Oct, 2017). Having piled on a few kilos over the winter I was LETTER of the MONTH desperate to find a sensible plan I could easily follow. I started on your 2-week plan and found it very easy, using mostly items I already have. I am a vegetarian but found all of the recipes easy to convert. After four weeks, I’ve lost 3kg — which great for me! Sheila Elliott, NSW Ageing gratefully Your article ‘Secrets of people who live to…100’ (Nov, 2017) was a great read. My Granny lived to 106, and while I’m not sure I want to outlive all my friends and siblings, ageing well has been on my mind. Thanks for simple, positive ways to help me do that.…

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Walk THE WALK Public health guidelines in the US recommend 2.5 hours of walking or moderate exercise every week, but even walking less than two hours still lowers mortality compared with no activity. More is better — but every step counts. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2017 LIGHT WORK Melbourne’s Monash University has installed 55 healthy vending machines that display green ‘traffic lights’ for healthy foods such as nuts and edamame, amber for ‘sometimes’ snacks and red for occasional treats. Light the way, Monash! Australian Food News, 2016 Glass act Sipping from a tall glass is likely to be more satisfying than from a short, wide one. A recent study found those drinking exactly the same cocktail from tall glasses thought they were drinking more than they in fact did. Food and Quality Preference, 2017 SMASHING NEWS Bananas and avocados —…

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ask the expert

Q I love eating chocolate biscuits but once I start, I just can’t stop. I don’t want to never eat chocolate again — any tips? Jem G, via Facebook Chocolate is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and the research is clear: the more you deny yourself eating foods you crave, the more you’ll want them. But we also know pleasure reduces with each bite, and polishing off a whole packet can affect your self-esteem. Try these mindful tips to melt your cravings and feel on top of choc. 1 PRESS PAUSE When a craving strikes, ask yourself: “Am I really hungry, or am I acting on a whim or sudden impulse?” This will help you to hit the brakes. If you’re still hungry, make sure you choose an individually wrapped treat and savour…